Silvia Aymonino Costume designer
Season 24/25 Artist

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After a first experience at the Festival dei due mondi with Diane Von Fürstenberg, Silvia Aymonino, born in Rome, began her career at the Sartoria Tirelli, a workshop specialised in the making of cinema and theatre costumes. 

From 1985 to 1994, she worked with some of the greatest costume designers, including Piero Tosi, Maurizio Millenotti, Paul Brown and Pier Luigi Pizzi. She then specialised in opera costume designing, and worked on theatre productions with Hugo De Ana and Giovanna Buzzi, and took part in movie productions.

Her expertise and her collaboration with Marco Balich led her to work for major international events, including the Olympics in Turin (2006), London (2012), Sochi (2014), Rio (2016), and the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples (XXX edition). In 2020, she won the 39th edition of the Franco Abbiati Prize in the Best Costume Designing category for Ferdinando Paër’s Agnese.

She has worked with many directors, including Leo Muscato, Lorenzo Mariani, Jacopo Spirei, Valentina Carrasco, Damiano Michieletto, Luca Ronconi and Francesco Micheli. Recent highlights feature Un ballo in maschera, I Masnadieri and La Traviata at the Rome Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor in Bologna, Falstaff and I due Foscari at the Verdi Festival in Parma, Tosca at the Gothenburg Opera, Nabucco at Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, Ernani at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Favorite in Bergamo and Agrippina in Bonn.


At the Paris Opera: Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, Il Tabarro, 2010 ; The Barber of Seville, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 10 June to 13 July 2025

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